Campaign Tools

Campaign Tools for Attorneys

We are asking leaders in every firm to educate their colleagues about the need to fill the justice gap - the gap between those who need legal services and those who can afford it. Created by the California State Legislature in 2006, the Justice Gap Fund is the legal profession's only statewide donor fund for legal aid. Attorneys can contribute $100 (or $1,000 as a Benefactor) to the Justice Gap Fund when they pay their State Bar dues simply by retaining the suggested donation on line 10 or entering a more generous amount on line 12. Every penny of each donation goes to the 97 legal services organizations that have met the State Bar’s rigorous statutory and regulatory criteria.

Here are a few tools to help your firm join the Campaign for Justice:

This is a terrible time to ask for money, but families throughout the state are still falling through the justice gap. Help make this year’s campaign a success by arranging to make a voluntary contribution and encouraging others to do the same. Please contact us for more information about our law firm campaign or the Justice Gap Fund in general.

For each of the last four years, the State Bar of California recognized the 10 large law firms with the greatest attorney participation in the Justice Gap Fund campaign at a special reception in October. A huge THANK YOU to the 10 top firms of the 2014 campaign, measured by percentage of participating attorneys:

  • Fenwick & West, LLP
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
  • Irell & Manella, LLP
  • Latham & Watkins, LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster, LLP
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP
  • O'Melveny & Myers, LLP
  • Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman, LLP
  • Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom